Ok so I had this best friend for like 4 years and we were like 2 peas in a pod. We were inseparable. Then summer break came along and then we just sorta.. broke apart. I was upset but I thought ok ok this has to happen at some point so I made a new best friend. The next year, we weren’t friends. I don’t know if I’m just too socially akward or something but I can’t make a friend and keep them if my life depended on it. The only friends I have kept were my online friends and 1 friend that I’ve known since I crawled oUT of the womb. Idk if this is a phase or something. It all started happening when I fell into depression and I wrote. The one friend kinda ditched me and I was alone. I want to know if my depression killed my normally outgoing personality. I want to know if that side will every come back
If you think you are depressed, you should see a doctor. In some severe depression cases medication is required to see improvement, so if you are there already, without medication it might be an impossible battle for you.Making friends is a different matter, though your depressive symptoms might put off friends if they think that is the 'real you'. Introverts in general tend to have and make fewer friends as they are not socially very outgoing, but these can be really strong relationships. There is lot of pressure these days to be socially outgoing and having lot of friends, but being an introvert and having few friends is nothing bad. In fact there are people who prefer to live all by themselves too. So dont worry if you have too few friends, just get comfortable with who you are, start doing the things you love to do, pursue your passions and all else will fall in place.